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Iowa Nullifies the U.S. Supreme Court: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #122

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” When it comes to the legal system, Americans make a federal case out of almost everything. But a guy in Iowa took a different route. When Iowa police violated his rights, he didn’t run to the feds. He sued in state court under the Iowa Constitution. As a result, the […]

Mike Maharrey Talks “States’ Rights” on the Lions of Liberty Podcast

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I recently appeared on the Lions of Liberty podcast to talk about why libertarians should care about “state’s rights” and the importance of political decentralization as a strategy to advance liberty.http://lionsofliberty.com/2017/01/30/280/ https://lionsoflibertypodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/e88dip/LoLP_Ep_280_Michael_Maharrey.mp3 (more…)

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #75: “States’ Rights” and Liberty

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain why supporting “states’ rights” is crucial for liberty. During an interview on the Lions of Liberty Podcast, Libertarian Party National Committee Chairman Nicholas Sarwark created a stir when he called Ron Paul’s support for “states’ rights” anti-libertarian. While he later […]

The Evolution of Sovereignty in American Political Thought: States’ Rights

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This is part 2 of a 2-part series examining the evolution of American political thought as it relates to sovereignty in the political system. You can read part 1 HERE. In the years leading up to the Revolutionary War, and continuing through the post-war era, Americans conceived and developed a revolutionary political idea. They came […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #62: States’ Rights

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” We hear the term states’ rights thrown around a lot, but most people don’t really know what it means. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the concept of states’ rights and its importance in the American constitutional system. What do we mean when we use […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #27: Screw D.C.; Focus on the States

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain why I focus my attention on state politics and not Washington D.C. For the next year-and-a-half, virtually every politically engaged American will focus almost exclusively on the presidential horse race. The country will spend millions and millions of dollars to […]

Podcast: The Pledge of Allegiance

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In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the Pledge of Allegiance. We’ve said the words thousands of times. We know them by rote. “I pledge allegiance to the flag…” But does the Pledge of Allegiance actually represent an accurate vision of the United States? Or is it communicating something altogether different […]